Robots Scare People, They Shouldn't
In this photo are three structural nodes, intended to hold cables above a road in The Hague. The difference is the node on the far left was designed by a human, and on the far right by a computer. More importantly, the node on the far right supports the same weight, but weighs 75% less and is 50% smaller.
Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, and It's Crazier Than We Expected
It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with zero resistance.
How Amazon Followed Google Into the World of Secret Servers
Chris Pinkham was walking through a data center that would one day house Amazon's seminal cloud computing service -- the Elastic Compute Cloud -- when he came face-to-face with a cage of Google machines.
Google’s Making Its Own Chips Now. Time for Intel to Freak Out
Google has built its own computer chip. And this won't be the last.
Semiconductor-free microelectronics are now possible, thanks to metamaterials
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have fabricated the first semiconductor-free, optically-controlled microelectronic device. Using metamaterials, engineers were able to build a microscale device that shows a 1,000 percent increase in conductivity when activated by low voltage and a low power laser.
Microsoft Supercharges Bing Search With Programmable Chips
Doug Burger called it Project Catapult. Burger works inside Microsoft Research–the group where the tech giant explores blue-sky ideas–and in November 2012, he pitched a radical new concept to Qi Lu, the man who oversees Microsoft’s Bing web search engine. He wanted to completely change the machines that make Bing run, arming them with a…
Small Factories Emerge as a Weapon in the Fight Against Poverty
Small manufacturers are vital if the United States is to narrow the nation’s class divide and build a society with opportunities for everyone, regardless of race or education.
Nobel Prize-Winning Nanomachines Can Be Used in Factories and Hospitals
The Nobel committee said the trio’s work was “a molecular toolbox to build upon,” with many applications and purposes.
Working-Class New York | The New Press
More than any other city in America, New York in the years after the Second World War carved out an idealistic and equitable path to the future. Largely through the efforts of its working class and the dynamic labor movement it built, New York City became the envied model of liberal America and the scourge of conservatives everywhere: cheap and easy-to-use mass transit, work in small businesses and factories that had good wages and benefits, affordable public housing, and healthcare for all.
Manufacturers Find Niche in New York City
Manufacturing jobs in New York City have been coming back in the past five years, as entrepreneurs and smaller companies make the most of the city’s talent and economic growth.